This Week in Soccer

August, 31, 2010
8/31/10
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COPA SUDAMERICANA: South America's No. 2 club competition continues with early-round play.
Tuesday
Universidad de Chile (Chile) at Oriente Petrolero (Bolivia). TV: Fox Sports en Espaņol, 3:30 p.m. (replay, 10 p.m.)
Peņarol (Uruguay) at Barcelona (Ecuador). TV: Fox Sports en Espaņol, 6 p.m.
Wednesday
Guarani (Paraguay) at River Plate (Uruguay). TV: Fox Sports en Espaņol, delayed, 4 p.m.
Atletico Huila (Colombia) at Trujillanos FC (Venezuela). TV: Fox Sports en Espaņol, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday
Banfield (Argentina) at Velez Sarsfield (Argentina). TV: Fox Sports en Espaņol, 3:30 p.m.
Defensor Sporting (Uruguay) at Olimpia (Paraguay). TV: Fox Sports en Espaņol, 6 p.m.

SUPERLIGA: The annual friendly competition between Major League Soccer and Mexico's Primera Division concludes with its fourth championship game, and New England -- one of MLS's great underachievers this season -- can win it for the second time.
Wednesday
Morelia (Mexico) at New England Revolution (MLS). TV: TeleFutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 4 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER: The Galaxy and Chivas need road wins to help them toward their goals (the Supporters' Shield for the Galaxy, a playoff berth for Chivas), but the two best matchups have Toronto FC visiting FC Dallas and star-studded New York heading to Real Salt Lake. The week starts with a friendly involving Mexican fan favorite (unless you're an America fan) Guadalajara.
Wednesday
Guadalajara (Mexico) at Philadelphia. TV: Galavision, delayed, 6 p.m.
Saturday
Kansas City at Philadelphia. TV: MLS Direct Kick, 12:30 p.m.
L.A. Galaxy at Chicago. TV: TeleFutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 1 p.m.
Seattle at New England. TV: MLS Direct Kick, 4:30 p.m.
Columbus at D.C. United. TV: Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports en Espaņol, 4:30 p.m.
Toronto FC at FC Dallas. TV: MLS Direct Kick, 5:30 p.m.
Chivas USA at Colorado. TV: KWHY/Channel 22, 6 p.m.; FSN Prime Ticket, delayed, 10:30 p.m.
New York at Real Salt Lake. TV: MLS Direct Kick, 6 p.m.
Sunday
San Jose at Houston. TV: MLS Direct Kick, 5:30 p.m.

INTERNATIONALS: England opens its Euro 2012 qualifying slate, and Mexico takes on Ecuador in a friendly. There are a lot more games involving national teams this weekend, but you'll need an Internet connection to find most of them.
Friday
England vs. Bulgaria at Wembley. TV: Fox Soccer Channel, noon (replay, 8 p.m.); Fox Sports en Espaņol, noon
Saturday
TBA. TV: ESPN Deportes, 3 p.m.
Mexico vs. Ecuador at Zapopan, Jalisco. TV: Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 5:30 p.m.

COLLEGE: Fox Soccer Channel begins its coverage of the college game with a battle between hated rivals, and perennial powers, from South Carolina.
Friday
Men: Clemson at South Carolina. TV: Fox Soccer Channel, 5 p.m.

ACTION ABROAD: Most of the world is off this week for the FIFA International Fixture Date, with UEFA European Championship qualifying and friendlies dominating top players' time. Australia doesn't break, and GolTV found some South American games.
Friday
Australia: Brisbane Roar at Newcastle Jets. TV: Fox Soccer Channel, 10 p.m.
Saturday
TBA. TV: ESPN Deportes, 11 a.m.
Uruguay: El Tanque Sisley vs. Nacional. TV: GolTV, 11:30 a.m.
TBA. TV: ESPN Deportes, 1 p.m.
Brazil: Goias at Corinthians. TV: GolTV, 2:30 p.m.
Colombia: Santa Fe at Tolima. TV: GolTV, 4:30 p.m.
Colombia: Chico at Atletico Nacional. TV: GolTV, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday
TBA. TV: ESPN Deportes, 10 a.m.
Brazil: Sao Paulo at Atletico Mineiro. TV: GolTV, noon
Brazil: Santos at Flamengo. TV: GolTV, 2:30 p.m.

THE WOMEN'S GAME: Abby Wambach and the Washington Freedom are in the best position to snag the final Women's Professional Soccer playoff berth, and a victory in Chitown can only help.
Sunday
Washington at Chicago. TV: Fox Soccer Channel, 3 p.m.

MEXICAN LEAGUE: Guadalajara has a makeup game with crosstown rival Estudiantes Tecos, but the rest of the league, like most of the world, is off so national teams can play.
Sunday
Estudiantes Tecos at Guadalajara. TV: Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 4 p.m.
All times Pacific





  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

The college season is finally in full swing, and our tips this week are two tournaments in Orange County: Cal State Fullerton brings in USC, Purdue and UNC Greensboro for women's games Friday and Sunday at Titan Stadium; UC Irvine brings Santa Clara, Wisconsin and Loyola-Chicago for men's games Saturday and Monday at Anteater Stadium. The Galaxy and Chivas USA are on the road, but El Salvador meets Honduras in a Coliseum friendly Saturday night.

TUESDAY
College men:
Cal State San Marcos at Vanguard (Costa Mesa), 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
College women:
UC Santa Cruz at Cal Baptist (Riverside), 2 p.m.
College men: San Diego State at Loyola Marymount (Westchester), 4 p.m.
College men: Chapman at Cal Baptist (Riverside), 4 p.m.
College men: Cal State San Marcos at Pomona-Pitzer (Claremont), 5 p.m.
College men: San Diego at Cal State Northridge, 7 p.m.
College men: Gonzaga at UC Irvine, 7 p.m.
College men: Whittier at Soka (Aliso Viejo), 7 p.m.
College women: La Sierra at Redlands, 7 p.m.
College women: Marymount vs. Whittier at Home Depot Center Field 5 (Carson), 7 p.m.

THURSDAY
College men:
Notre Dame de Namur at Cal Poly Pomona, 11:30 a.m.
College women: Notre Dame de Namur at Cal Poly Pomona, 2 p.m.
College men: Biola at Cal State L.A., 4 p.m.
College men: Concordia at Cal State Dominguez Hills (Carson), 4:30 p.m.
College women: Concordia at Cal State Dominguez Hills (Carson), 7 p.m.
College men: College of the Desert at Redlands, 7 p.m.

FRIDAY
College women:
Biola at Cal State San Bernardino, 3 p.m.
College women: William Jessup vs. Hope International at Cal State Fullerton track field, 3 p.m.
College women: Colorado Christian at Azusa Pacific, 3:30 p.m.
College women: St. Mary's (Neb.) at The Masters's (Santa Clarita), 4 p.m.
College women: Utah State at Long Beach State, 4:30 p.m.
College women: USC vs. UNC Greensboro at Cal State Fullerton, 5 p.m.
College women: UC Santa Cruz at Pomona-Pitzer (Claremont), 5 p.m.
College women: Westmont at Redlands, 5 p.m.
College women: Marymount at Soka (Aliso Viejo), 5 p.m.
College women: Pepperdine at Cal State Northridge, 7 p.m.
College men: Marymount at Soka (Aliso Viejo), 7 p.m.
College women: Purdue at Cal State Fullerton, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY
College women:
William Jessup at The Master's (Santa Clarita), 11 a.m.
College men: Biola at Whittier, 11 a.m.
College men: Dominican at Cal Poly Pomona, 11:30 a.m.
College women: St. Mary's (Neb.) vs. Hope International at Fullerton College, noon
College women: Westmont at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Claremont), 1 p.m.
College women: Mississippi College at Whittier, 1:30 p.m.
College women: Dominican at Cal Poly Pomona, 2 p.m.
College women: Cal State L.A. at Cal Baptist (Riverside), 2 p.m.
College men: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Cal Baptist (Riverside), 4:30 p.m.
College women: Vanguard at Cal State Dominguez Hills (Carson), 5 p.m.
College men: Santa Clara vs. Wisconsin at UC Irvine, 5 p.m.
College men: San Bernardino Valley College at Redlands, 7 p.m.
Friendly: El Salvador vs. Honduras at Coliseum (Los Angeles), 7:30 p.m.
College men: Loyola-Chicago at UC Irvine, 7:30 p.m.
College men: Vanguard at Cal State Dominguez Hills (Carson), 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY
College women:
USC vs. Purdue at Cal State Fullerton, 11 a.m.
College women: Cal State Northridge at UCLA, 1 p.m.
College women: Sacramento State at Long Beach State, 1 p.m.
College women: Detroit at Pepperdine (Malibu), 1 p.m.
College women: Tenn.-Martin at Loyola Marymount (Westchester), 1 p.m.
College women: UC Santa Cruz at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Claremont), 1 p.m.
College women: UNC Greensboro at Cal State Fullerton, 1:30 p.m.
College women: Concordia at Redlands, 2 p.m.
College women: Mississippi College vs. Marymount at Home Depot Center Field 5 (Carson), 2 p.m.
College men: Cal State Northridge at Loyola Marymount (Westchester), 4 p.m.

MONDAY
College women:
Colorado Christian at Biola (La Mirada), 11 a.m.
College women: Southwestern (Ariz.) at La Sierra (Riverside), noon
College men: Santa Clara vs. Loyola-Chicago at UC Irvine, 1 p.m.
College men: Soka at Occidental (Eagle Rock), 3 p.m.
College men: Wisconsin at UC Irvine, 4:30 p.m.
College women: Soka at Occidental (Eagle Rock), 5 p.m.
College women: Concordia at Pomona-Pitzer (Claremont), 5 p.m.
College men: La Sierra at Vanguard (Costa Mesa), 6 p.m.
College men: La Verne at Chapman (Orange), 7 p.m.

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